Our values

Our Values

At Luck Ecosystems, our values are the principles of the way we operate our businesses. From the way we work internally each day, to the relationships we foster with our customers and communities, we are guided by four core values.


Takes personal responsibility for the success of self, others, and the organization

  • Model safety, health, and environmental stewardship
  • Do what it takes
  • Pursue excellence
  • Celebrate success


Delivers ideas and innovation that add value

  • Be curious
  • Learn new skills
  • Be open to change
  • Explore and experiment


Earns the trust and respect of others

  • Be honest
  • Do what you say
  • Hold self and others accountable
  • Give and receive feedback


Ignites human potential and performance

  • Value diversity and differences
  • Develop self and others
  • Inspire confidence and optimism
  • Confront issues
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Streambed Restoration

Project Type: 
Streambed Restoration
Products Used: 
Riprap, Imbricated, Streambed Mix
Project Story 
As population centers expand and forests and fields are replaced by roads and shopping centers, naturally occurring streams are losing the drainage areas that protect them. Without trees and grasses to filter stormwater, natural streams are flooded with runoff containing high levels of nitrogen and phosphorous that can damage the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Streambed restoration is a process that uses environmental design and performance products to reduce erosion and revitalize streams. Most cities and counties are required to comply with stormwater pollutant removal metrics mandated by each state’s environmental quality department. Recent regulation has provided additional matching funds for localities, increasing the number of streambed restoration projects across the country. With deep expertise in streambed restoration, Luck Ecosystems plays a critical role in this environmental protection effort.
Luck Ecosystems’ RainScape Stormwater Management family of products ensures a healthier environment with engineered materials that keep waterways naturally pollutant-free, restore streambeds and promote the protection of shorelines.  The leaders of a Central Virginia county partnered with a stormwater designer to examine the most impaired streams in the county. They identified the need for streambed restoration in a creek near both Interstate 95 and significant development, including restaurants and shopping centers.
The Luck Ecosystems team provided a mix of RainScape products to heavily reinforce 1,200 linear feet of the stream.
  • For armoring and grade control, we sourced 340 tons of large imbricated riprap from our Bealeton Plant and three kinds of riprap from our South Richmond Plant: 1,100 tons of Class 1 riprap, 460 tons of Class 2 riprap and 205 tons of Class A1 riprap. This stone played an important role in protecting the banks of the stream from erosion and creating grade control—engineering the water to flow through the creek by building multiple small drops and settling ponds throughout.
  • We also drew from our trusted network of partners to source 270 tons of 4"-6” river cobble to provide grade control on the bottom of the stream.
  • Finally, by leveraging overflow areas along the side of the creek, the design ensured that when the creek has a high-water event the system spills over into man-made wetland areas. This process filters stormwater while supporting plant life in the wetland area.
Over the next year students from the environmental science program at a nearby college will study and monitor the stream to ensure the unique design elements and carefully selected products accomplish what they are designed to do—naturally prevent pollutants from entering the Chesapeake Bay.
Protecting and revitalizing an impaired waterway.
Project Impact 

This streambed restoration project is expected to prevent 80 pounds of phosphorous from entering the Chesapeake Bay each year.